I set out with the intention of wearing the skirt to QuiltCon, but I didn’t order enough background fabric. (The background fabric is Andover’s Chambray in Gray.) So the blocks sat on my table until I was ready to do my Spring Quilt Market sewing.
This time I ordered enough fabric and I even remembered to prewash the second batch of chambray. It’d be so like me to forget to prewash only half of the fabric.
Fun fact: the points in the blocks aren’t meant to match exactly. I designed it that way purposefully thinking it’d be too complex and stressful for the points to match. So the points float instead.
I put off cutting the hem until I was certain I would be able to construct it without destroying the quilt top. It was very stressful. 🙂
Details: Using Modern Rainbow pages 64-69 as a reference, I made the Huckleberry quilt top as called for but I didn’t sew the quilt top halves together. Using the 2 quilt top halves as fabric, I then used Anna Maria Horner’s Full Circle Skirt pattern to make the skirt (that is SUCH a great pattern!). I used 5 yards of chambray for the background and cut my background squares at 29” each.
And it worked! Did I mention it was very stressful?
Here’s me in my hotel room hashtag mirror selfie. 🙂